East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 08 July 2018


Accessed on 08 July 2018, 2158 UTC, Post #17173.

Source:

Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Comment:

Here’s the current eruption and lava flow update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Sunday, July 8 at 6:00 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The flow is producing a broad ocean entry along the shoreline, and continues to expand into Kapoho Beach Lots and north of Four Corners intersection.

The following policies remain in effect:

• Kapoho Beach Lots and Four Corners area are closed to any access.

• Be aware that spill overs of the channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.

The National Weather Service forecast showery trade wind conditions through tonight. Trades are expected to weaken for a brief period tonight through Monday night.”

The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 AM to 4 PM weekends, and 8 AM to 6 PM weekdays. The Center is located at the Kea`au High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.

The Salvation Army continues to operate a distribution center at the Pahoa Community Center on TuesdayThursday, and Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM and 2 PM to 5 PM. If you have items you wish to donate, please coordinate with the Salvation Army at (808) 756-0306.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.”


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